We work with partners across Greater Manchester to build a strong offer of cultural activity for people of all ages living in the region. If you enjoy what we do at the Hall, why not see what other music based activities are taking place?
Music Education Hubs
Music Education Hubs bring together music teaching in and out of schools, with a delivery network including orchestras, performers and high-quality music tutors. If you're looking for one-off or ongoing music activities for anyone aged up to 19, these should be your first stop.
If you're in Manchester, visit MYHub
If you're in any of the other Greater Manchester boroughs, visit Greater Manchester Music Hub
Family Arts Festival
We're delighted to be part of the national Family Arts Festival, launched in 2013 to offer exciting arts activities for young people aged 0-19 every autumn. Take a look at the festival website to see what's going on across the country.
Our three resident orchestras each have their own education departments.
The Hallé leads a wide range of opportunities, including children's and youth choirs and ensembles, school projects, and school and family concerts both at The Bridgewater Hall and their new base at St Peter's in Ancoats. Regular activities at The Bridgewater Hall include the ever-popular Hallé for Youth concerts for KS2, and Come and Play events for children learning instruments through whole-class tuition.
The BBC Philharmonic leads a range of family, school and community projects, particularly around their base in Salford Quays. For 8-14 year olds, they also offer a popular Journey Through Music programme, with special pre-concert talks for selected concerts and discounted tickets for family audiences. You can book your Journey Through Music tickets directly with our Box Office.
Manchester Camerata run school and family events, including a youth forum. Their Cameo Orchestra gives players of all ages a chance to develop their skills and try playing with an ensemble under expert guidance, and schools can book regular workshops and bespoke projects.
Other musical partners
Other musical partners across the city include:
Brighter Sound run an exciting programme of music residencies, events and workshops. Activities range from Shake, Rattle and Roll for children aged 0-4, to training and mentoring for emerging professionals.
Chetham's School of Music run outreach sessions for young players keen to try new instruments or enhance their skills, as well as an adult piano school, community music and longer-term projects.
The Royal Northern College of Music in the community offers college visit days, composition projects and youth performance opportunities with schools and individual young people. Students from RNCM also work regularly with organisations including The Bridgewater Hall to support education projects whilst developing their own leadership skills.